To coincide with River Festival Liverpool (1-2 June 2019), Gaia was displayed inside Liverpool Cathedral from 25 May – 23 June. In just one month, over 200,000 members of the public visited the artwork breaking the cathedrals attendance records!

Located in Britain’s biggest cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, the artwork called ‘Gaia’ (meaning the personification of the earth), will hang majestically in the Grade I listed building and features accurate and detailed NASA imagery of the earth.



Gaia was in position for four weeks and a large programme of events and talks took place under the earth during its run. Events include: Helen Sharman lectures, Extinction Rebellion “die in”, Belvedere Academy Chamber Choir, Yoga Under the Earth, Live Music by Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim, Live Music – Late Warning by Andy Frizell, HMS Suarez Performance, 


About the host

Culture Liverpool was established after the triumph of 2008, in which the City of Liverpool delivered the most successful European Capital of Culture year to date. As Liverpool City Council’s cultural service, they have continued to build on their world class reputation, using arts and events as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city. 

Liverpool Cathedral, completed in 1978, is the largest cathedral in the UK and fifth largest in the world. 


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